Soldiers killed in Azerbaijani helicopter crash

Helicopter crashes in northeastern Khyzy region during training mission, say Azerbaijani officials

2021-11-30 15:37:42


An Azerbaijani border patrol helicopter crashed on Tuesday during a training mission, killing soldiers on board, said an official statement.

The helicopter crashed in the Garaeybat training range in the northeastern Khyzy region, said the State Border Service.

Among the crew members, there were both deceased and wounded, added the statement, but gave no exact numbers.

The authorities have also sent investigators to the crash site.

Turkey extended condolences to Azerbaijan over the incident.

“We wish Allah's mercy upon the martyrs, and a swift recovery to the wounded,” said a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also had a phone call with his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov about the incident, diplomatic sources reported.

In the call, Cavusoglu wished Allah's mercy upon the "martyred" and a swift recovery to the wounded soldiers.